Ablandar in english
ablandarse = go + soft.Example: As he approached a line of vehicles stopped at a light, he attempted to apply the brake, but it went soft and to the floor.
ablandar = soften ; tenderise [tenderize, -USA].Example: This was so that the stuffing could be teased out and cleared of lumps, and so that the pelts could be softened by currying and soaking them in urine; the smell is said to have been revolting.Example: Brief details are given of a method for hanging mutton and lamb carcasses by the pubis to tenderise the meat.
» ablandar la carne = tenderise + the meat .Example: Shoulder muscles are well-developed so they need slow cooking to tenderise the meat and make it rich, sticky and irresistible.
» ablandarse = go + soft .Example: As he approached a line of vehicles stopped at a light, he attempted to apply the brake, but it went soft and to the floor.